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San Diego Zoo

#2 of 435 things to do in San Diego Features Animals
2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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San Diego Zoo
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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Combo Tour
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Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, rare reptiles, a palette of colorful birds, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to delight in our colony of 24 koalas, and travel along Panda Trek to experience giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. Go back in time through Elephant Odyssey to discover what animals used to roam Southern California and see what the elephants are up to. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or the scenic view from the Skyfari aerial tram, and dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and keeper chats. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.
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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

great place, all the animals looks so healthy and happy, the attraction are really nice. amazing polar bears! huge elephants

Thank XimenadRodas
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Yet a little sad too as so many animals there are in endangered status. Okay, let's get beyond that. This zoo is amazing and almost impossible to see in one day. We were there for five hours and only saw half. Shuttle services (which comes...More

Thank LodiWineBob
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

If you're ever In San Diego, check out the zoo! It was awesome 🦁🐯🐨🐼🐵🐴🐗🐍🐢🐅🐆🐊🐂🐘🐐🎋🌿 We got there at 1pm on a Wednesday not too crowded , perfect weather, and we walked the whole park in about 4 hours. You can also take the Tour Bus...More

Thank Giovanni G
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We had a great time and did so much walking that the tram provided a much needed rest for feet with such a great view.

Thank Jodiefromthebay
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We had a full day pass for two. The first thing you might want to do when you get there is to take the bus ride around the park just so you know what is there. This place is huge with lots to see and...More

Thank travelfan31
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This is wonderful zoo. It has lots of the animals you expect and some unusual ones as well. What we loved about it was the space and the habitat the animals are given to live in. Much better than many of the zoos I have...More

Thank Sof351
Reviewed 26 May 2016

It's a really great zoo just really really expensive for a zoo. It costs almost twice as much as the next most expensive zoo in the USA (ticket prices are currently $50/person). It's a fabulous zoo, but the steep asking price makes it very hard...More

Thank missourilawyer
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We had a good day, despite not having children with us the zoo is beautifully laid out and is very pleasant to walk around bus tour was a useful orientation to the zoo

Thank stamford10
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I could not visit San Diego and miss this place! I can see why it's rated one of the best zoos. Wonderful way to spend a beautiful California day! My visit was in April 2015 and I can't wait to go back!

Thank Kellie M
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I recently visited on a field trip. It was great to see so many animals on display. My daughter had a great time on the skyride with her friends.

Thank SC4RC
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6 July 2017|
Response from Shannon-in-ca | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Not tons of fountains for refilling so bring a big bottle.
6 July 2017|
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Response from C9298KCalanl | Reviewed this property |
Yes Bottled water is Allowed , I took mine .
NicknRip L
4 July 2017|
Response from L P | Reviewed this property |
There is AAA discount and at your hotel/airport there are brochures for $5 off per person (up to I believe 7ppl). I suggest calling concerning your specific question